Jason T

Jason T

Jason Tables currently works as a creative content writer for B&H's Explora blog and is also the engineer and co-producer of the B&H Photography Podcast. 

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If you’re a musician who is thinking about taking your show on the road, a sound mixer may be on your wish list. If you don’t know where to start, I have some good news—you’re in the right place. What’s a Mixer Anyway? In simple terms, a mixer allows you to blend or “mix” multiple audio signals together from different sources, such as microphones, guitars, and keyboards, and you can polish each...
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When I set out to redesign my home studio from scratch, I knew I wanted to build something completely different than my old-school Black Lion Audio Mod Digidesign 002 based setup. My music production workflow had changed quite a bit from when I bought the 002, having evolved from a more hardware-based process to...
4 weeks ago
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The other day, a musician friend sent me a new version of a track we have been working on together so I could check out a new piano part that he added. I complained that it was taking several minutes to download the track to my phone, and then realized he had sent me an 80MB WAV file in lieu of the fairly customary, high-quality MP3 file that is normally sent between the producers and musicians I...
1 month ago
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If you’re familiar with the wired noise-canceling earbud designs that began popping up on the market several years ago, you’re sure to recall the fairly large, in-line boxes that hung on the cabling of most models. This rather cumbersome design characteristic was necessary to house the batteries and circuitry behind the active noise canceling. But lately, we have seen manufacturers begin to pack...
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As I listen to podcasting develop as an artform, I am constantly reminded that the possibilities in this medium truly are endless. Gear has gotten smaller and more portable, and podcasters of all kinds are now able to take their shows on the road. There are some different options in terms of gear that may apply, if, for example, your podcast is strictly a roundtable discussion type show, versus...
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If you’ve found your way to this article, you’re probably feeling pretty frustrated and confused right now. Ten minutes ago, you were in your home studio with an incredible-sounding mix, and now you’re in the car listening to the same track, only it sounds like an atrocious flabby mess. Did I copy over the...
2 months ago
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Mixing in headphones is a somewhat controversial topic in the pro audio world. Some producers and engineers mix primarily in headphones (often out of necessity) and others denounce the practice as entirely useless, preferring to work only on studio monitors. But I think that everyone can agree that a sound mix, whether it...
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Have you ever put on your favorite pair of earbuds and thought they sounded muffled? Not quite as crisp as you remember them sounding? If so, the fix may be as easy as giving your buds a deep cleaning. Let's face it—most of us don’t clean our earbuds very often, even though we wear them inside our ears, for crying out loud. On top of it being a bad health habit (dirty earbuds have been found to...
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As someone who has been obsessed with all things audio for most of my life, I always find it interesting to hear what people have to say about sound quality. I find it especially fascinating to hear the opinions of people who aren’t in the audio field themselves. A great live sound engineer once said to me, “Most folks know something doesn’t sound right; they may not be able to tell you why, but...
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Troubleshooting doesn’t have to drive you insane. It can and will if you let it. We’ve all been there. Maybe the setup took more time than you thought it would, things got a little rushed, and now you’re not getting signal from the singer’s mic. Or, maybe you’re watching a movie with your family, and all of a sudden there’s no sound. Whether you’re troubleshooting in a professional live sound or...
3 months ago
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Photographers generally don’t agree on much. Sony, Nikon, or Canon? If you ask three different photographers, you’ll get three different answers. Color or black-and-white? Film or digital? The debates go on and on. But there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on, and that is that a good photo is a sharp photo. If there’s one immutable truth in the photography lexicon, that may be it. And, many...
3 months ago
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Most of us spend a ton of time at our desks working, and if you’re a music lover, as I am, there’s a good chance you rely on your favorite tunes to help you make it through the workday. As someone who works in pro audio, comfortable, isolating, great-sounding headphones that don’t tire my ears are essential to the work I do. But, even when I’m not editing a podcast or mixing a song, I still...
3 months ago
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Since many families are forgoing their annual vacations and staying put for the summer, people are looking for creative ways to bring their loved ones together at home. With social distancing still the norm, setting up an outdoor movie theater in your backyard is a great way to get your family and close friends together to have some fun and be entertained in a safe manner. Creating a backyard...
4 months ago
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If you’ve never tried noise-canceling headphones before, you may be wondering how they differ from regular headphones, and how they can help you work or study. While they do bear some similarities to conventional headphones in the way that they combat background noise, they also have some key differences. Conventional headphones rely on the physical designs of their ear cups (or earbuds) to “...
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As we approach the end of what’s turning out to be one of the weirdest summers on record, that nagging back-to-school feeling seems to “hit different” in 2020, as the kids would say. For many of our kids, it means virtual classes are back, and they may be here to stay for quite some time. Some of us are returning to work in the office, but for others, it seems like work from home is going to be...
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